Join me for my first solo exhibition! The show will feature my latest series of mixed media paintings, The Jobs of Yesteryear on wood panel.
CityArts Gallery | Main Gallery
334 N. Mead | Old Town Square
Opening Reception | Friday, April 29 | 6-8pm
- 7:00pm | Artist Talk and Q&A
- Snacks will be offered and a cash bar is available
The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of times and stories long forgotten. Each painting is created using only three colors of acrylic paint, which give the work a monochromatic theme of warm greys and creams. Overall, they have the feel of a tattered black and white photograph steeped in history. The long-limbed characters and their tools are crafted using hundreds of hand-torn bits of kraft paper collaged on top of watercolor paper and painted with an acrylic wash. This unique process brings the character to life and makes the forgotten job the focal point of each painting. The technology or innovation which ultimately led to the job becoming obsolete is included in each painting.
The show will be on display from Friday, April 29-May 21.
Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries. Hours:
- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
- CLOSED Sunday